Elaine Morgan and the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis is compelling
I think that the theory, arguments and evidence presented by Dr. Eugene McCarthy offer the most compelling alternative to the mainstream explanation for both the origin of species (Neo-Darwinism) and the origin of humans:
How does evolution occur? — That is, what natural processes bring new types of organisms into being? Expressed more technically, one might ask, what are the genetic processes that have produced the various forms scientists recognize and assign scientific names? This is the question considered in this book. Certainly, there is a great mass of literature already available on this topic. But my own, more than 20-year investigation of that literature has convinced me that certain widely accepted claims about the nature of evolutionary processes represent little more than unsubstantiated dogma, as unsupported by replicable experiment as the events described in Genesis.
For the last 150 years, we biologists have been defending a fortress built by Charles Darwin. We have spent our energies hurling back the assaults of the Creationist infidels and shoring up a slowly crumbling foundation that once seemed based on the hard bedrock of direct observation. But an ocean of data, accumulating since 1859, has been slowly lapping away at the rotting stone beneath Darwin’s castle, undermining its moldering walls, making it an ever more dangerous place to reside.
Dr. McCarthy, PhD in genetics at the University of Georgia who spent nearly twenty years in the department studying and teaching biology and genetics, has put forward the theory that the origin of new species is the result of hybridization (or "cross breeding") between two different species. Here is a PDF version of his theory: http://www.macroevolution.net/support-f ... f_life.pdf
Dr. McCarthy calls his theory "stabilization theory", as it involves the gradual stabilization of new forms of life that are created when two different species successfully produce fertile offspring:
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z-JjqVj9y8
Even Wickedpedia will tell us that hybridization is common in nature, often producing fertile offspring:
Ever hear of a Cabbit? That would be a Cat-Rabbit:
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77fqVHlWMgY
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtmeMN5D8YA
And let us of course not forget the noble Esquilax:
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-t7UvIw7YM
(just kidding on that last one folks)
As for the origin of the human species, according to Dr. McCarthy's theory it's true that we are closely related to the Chimpanzee - specifically the bonobo chimpanzee - but our "other parent" may surprise you (or not):
Hard to accept? Perhaps. Don't let that prevent you from giving the theory a fair shake - I think the care and effort that Dr. McCarthy has gone to to present his theory and the evidence supporting it is commendable, and warrants consideration. Even if you disagree with his conclusions, his website is humorous and contains many poignant quotes that I quite enjoyed. I feel Dr. McCarthy is a kindred spirit - someone who has begrudgingly held up the lens of scrutiny to an erroneous mainstream narrative and found the evidence unsatisfactory, and who has consequently taken it upon himself to ferret out the truth and share his findings with the world. Sound familiar?
Back to the original proposed neo-darwinian alternative theory, i.e. "Aquatic Ape", here is Dr. McCarthy's critique of that theory:
If you're unsatisfied with the arguably unscientific explanation for the origin of species offered by the mainstream, I would strongly encourage you to give Dr. McCarthy's website a perusal. I find his theory far more compelling than neo-Darwinism, "Aquatic Ape", Creationism, anything involving the "Anunaki", or anything else that I have come across. Perhaps you will as well.